Comrade Stalin Watches All
Originally uploaded by Wordyeti.

Not sure why this is one of the few remaining images of Stalin left around Red Square… it’s in the window of the big theater next to the Hotel Metropol, next to some other bronze figurines. Maybe it’s a piece of set dressing that they use from time to time in their plays, and in between, they stick him in the window to kind of taunt him with the view of the great big Rolex watch ad across the street.

Anyway, Stalin’s absence is evident in all the places where there are slightly weathered patches of concrete in places where not too long ago there quite clearly were statues or monuments …